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Library opens new vistas for Stout
When students and staff returned to campus for the
opening of spring semester, they were greeted with a
new, modern, streamlined library facility that had just
opened its doors. The facility will bo dedicated April 24.
Modestly labeled the Stout Library Learning Center,
the impressive five-story, $6.7 million structure represents
more than a dozen years of planning and preparation.
Located at the corner of 10th Avenue and Third St.,
the building rests on the. site of the former Carter Ice
House. Most recently, the area was used as an unpaved
With more than 123,000-square feet of space, the
building is nearly double the size of the old Pierce
Library, located across the street. David Barnard, dean
of Learning Resources, said the need for a new library
facility at Stout was recognized as early as 1970. "When
I became dean, the first thing I did was take a look at
the physical library situation," Barnard said. "It was
obvious that (the old library) was not going to be a
Pierce Library opened in 1954 and an addition to it
was completed in 1969. "One of the biggest problems
was that literally a third of the (old library) building was
constructed in the early 1950's and was not air-
conditioned," said Joe Jax, Library Learning Center
director and assistant dean of Learning Resources. "In
the summer, it was not unusual to have 90-to 95-dcgree
temperatures in the periodical stacks, where there were
only 7-foot ceilings. Paper life today is only about 20
years and you compound that with humidity and
temperatures of 90 or above and we were in serious
trouble." Jax added that a lack of strict temperature
control also created problems for audiovisual equipment
used in the library. "The problem that we had with the
old library, other than the fact that it was too small,
was that of its arrangement," Barnard said. "It didn't
have the functional things that should be next to one
another." For example, periodicals were stored in dif-
ferent locations and equipment was spread throughout
the building. "It was terribly inefficient," Jax said.
The old building's physical arrangement made access
particularly difficult for people with disabilities. "The
handicap access was extremely poor," Jax said. "It was
a maze to get around in."
Barnard pointed out that getting the needed facility
was a long, complicated and often frustrating process.
Part of that process involved visits to other library
facilities. "We set out and visited some 60 libraries
throughout the United States," Jax said. "This helped
a lot in deciding what we wanted to do and what we
didn't want to do."
In an interview with the Stout Alumnus, Barnard out-
lined the intricate procedure of getting the building
approved by various state agencies, the state Building
Commission and the Legislature. It even involved a
trip to campus by former Gov. Patrick J. Lucey, who
arrived as a skeptic, but who left as a believer in the
need for a new building. "A lot of people don't realize
how much time it takes to achieve a goal like this,"
Barnard said. He added jokingly, "the gestation period
of elephants is about 24 months and this was about 12
years." What finally emerged was a 300-page planning
statement, and ultimately, the completed building.
"Getting this facility for Stout is going to be a signifi-
cant factor in the development of the University in the
future," Barnard said. The building's features range
from major changes to minor improvements designed to
make things more pleasant for library users.
One of the most notable aspects of the building is
that it allows full implementation of Stout's method of
cataloging and storing library materials. Previously used
in the old library to some extent, the approach is de-
scribed by Jax as "one-stop shopping" for patrons. "We
have integrated, for convenience of use, all of the audio-
visual materials with the printed materials," Jax ex-
plained. "If you arc looking for a book on plastics, you
are going to find all the slides, all the transparencies,
the audiotapes, the videotapes, right in the same section."
The same applies to using the card catalog, which lists
all available material, not just books.
Computer technology is also an important aspect of
the facility. Apple microcomputers and terminals with
access to the University's Academic Computer Center
are available on the fourth and fifth floors. In addition,
the traditional card catalogs will be converted to a
computer operation in the near future. "We will have
20-to 25-terminals in the library with keyboards for the
public to access the collection by author title, subject
or call number," Jax said. "It (the computer operation)
will take care of circulation so that you can tell, not
only if we have a book, but who has it, how many
times its been checked out, when it's due. Users will
be able to reserve that book if it's out, so when it comes
back it will be immediately tagged."
An important feature of the building will be addi-
tional study rooms. For example, eight small-group study
rooms, equipped for use with audiovisual projection, are
available through reservation. Ten graduate and faculty
study cubes with security locks and accommodations
for 30 persons have been installed. Also, 50 graduate
student carrels are available for assignment on a
Some of the nicer touches also include an in-house
telephone system through which users can get assistance
from the circulation and reference desk; an outdoor study
balcony; an outdoor drive-up book return; and service
centers on each floor where equipment such as tape
recorders, copiers, computer terminals and electric type-
writers are centrally located. Many of these ideas were
suggested by students who served on the building's
Because the bid for the building's construction came
to about $1 million less than had been estimated, other
features could be added. These include a natural cedar
wood decor and a considerable amount of aesthetically
pleasing interior brick.
The building's lobby has been furnished with glass
display cases and movable panels. The library expects'
to feature both exhibits of its own resources and services
and a variety of displays of work done by other units
at the University.
While Barnard is proud of the new building, he points
out that it is really only one element of the library.
"Whenever we talk about the building, I think you have
to also keep in perspective that the building is only
part of what we are talking about in this library," he
The moving job
"I sometimes feel like
a railroad roundhouse
operator," said Brooke
Anson, the public
service coordinator at
Stout's Library Learning
Center. Anson was re-
ferring to the massive
move from the old li-
brary to the new facility,
which he supervised,
Anson pointed out
that moving a library
the size of Stout's can
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Anson everything that we own
— that we take for
granted — and making sure everything comes to-
gether in the end," Anson said.
The move was timed to correspond with the
break between first and second semester at Stout.
A 30-member crew from a commercial moving
firm was used to make the switch, along with
approximately 20 additional staff members from
To illustrate the size of the project, Anson offered
the following statistics: the move involved 179,000
volumes of books plus 12,300 audiovisual items
such as film, tape and transparencies. In terms of
linear feet, this shelved material would reach 3.7
miles, Periodicals represent another 1.8 miles.
There were 1,400 drawers of catalog cards and 24
drawers containing 390,000 microfiche. This was
in addition to the usual library and office equip-
ment found in such a facility.
Also involved in the move to the new building
were the academic skills laboratory, the self-
instruction laboratory and administrative offices
for the dean of Learning Resources.
Construction delays caused several changes in
moving dates and late arrival of some shelving
further complicated the matter.
But despite the problems, the library was open
for service when the new semester began.
said. "Take our staff for example. I don't think any
academic library in the state has a more motivated,
service-oriented staff than we do. We hear this from
people from the outside many times. Our people are
always there to help."
Jax and Barnard both speak of a "people oriented"
philosophy for the operation of the library. "The basic
philosophy is that all of the materials that are ordered,
processed and cataloged should be available for public
use," Jax said. "In other words, if we get a film, it
should not be just for faculty, it should be equally avail-
able for students." He points out that loan periods for
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faculty and staff are the same for students and fines
for late returns are also the same,
Barnard and Jax display a sense of both satisfaction
and relief, now that the building is complete and the
library is operating smoothly. "It's a sense of satisfaction,
not so. much in the bricks and mortar as in what this is
going to mean to the students and the faculty who have
need for it." Barnard said. Jax described the project as
"a pinnacle of experience" for him, as a professional
librarian. "It is the optimum in one's profession to have
a facility perform your professional dreams," Jax said.
"And that's what it's been."
Making it happen
Although many people
were involved in
tion of the new Library Learning Center, much of
the effort was directed by two individuals: Dave
Barnard and Joe Jax. Barnard is dean of Learning
Resources at Stout and Jax is assistant dean and
director of the Center. Collectively their years of
service to the institution total more than a half
Barnard, whose association with the University
goes back to his days as a transfer student, has
been on the staff for 36 years. He was appointed
dean in 1973. fax was appointed library director
Barnard started at Stout teaching graphic arts
and eventually became, involved in photography
courses. In 1959, he was instrumental in establishing
an audiovisual graduate program, now known as
media technology. He was also responsible for
integrating the once separate functions of library
and audiovisual into a single instructional support
unit, Learning besourees.
Barnard has the distinction of having more years
of service to the University than any other present
staff member. "1 think it boils down to this," lie
said. "In all of the years I was working and de-
veloping things and doing things, 1 always did
what I thought seemed to be the logical and right
tiling to try and do. No matter what (administrators)
I was working under, they always seemed to give
me moral support and encouragement. They would
try to back you up as much as thev could. You
know, (lint's a great plus."
Jax came to Stout in 1960. "I came thinking I
was going to stay a couple of years,' lie said. "1
grew to like the place. While I've been here, I've
had a chance to grow."
Jax has done consulting work on a national and
international basis. In addition to his professional
library work, he was also involved in coaching
basketball and served one year as head coach in
the absence of Dwain Mintz, who was on leave to
complete his doctorate. Jax has been involved in
civic affairs and, among other things, served for six
years as president of the Menomonie City Council.
Clyde Bowman 1887-1981
Clyde Bowman, Stout's first
dean of Industrial Education
and one-time acting president,
died recently in Sherborn, Mass.
Family members have re-
quested that memorials be sent
to the Stout University Founda-
Chancellor Robert S. Swanson
described Bowman as a "guid-
ing hand" who epitomized the
image of die University. "Clyde
Bowman was Mr. Stout for so
many years," Swanson said. "As
a senior dean, he had a great
deal to do with making Stout
what it is."
Bowman joined the Stout staff
in 1919 as the first dean of
Industrial Education. He also
was acting president of the in-
stitution in 1923. Bowman is
credited with providing national
leadership in industrial educa-
tion and in making Stout well-
known in this field. He de-
veloped and taught an organiza-
tional system called "Bowman-
ology." He retired from Stout
in 1952. Bowman Hall, the well-
known Tower building at Stout,
is named in his honor.
Bowman was born July 18,
1887, in Prescott, Wis. He re-
ceived a diploma from Stout
in 1909. He also received a
bachelor's degree from Columbia
University and a master's degree
He is listed in Who's Who
in American Education and His-
tory of the Wisconsin State
Bowman is survived by his
two daughters: Nancy, Mrs.
Eisten L. Neufer, Sherborn,
Mass., and Mary Alice, Mrs.
Joseph F. Fisher, Khinelander.
He is also survived by six grand-
children and two great-grand-
children. He was preceded in
death by his wife, Marjorie Bish
Placement remains strong
Placement of recent Stout gradu-
ates continues to be strong, even
in a time of worsening economic
conditions, according to the
University's recently published
annual placement report.
The report, which covers gradu-
ates from the three classes of the
1980-81 academic year, shows an
overall placement record of 93.2
percent. "This overall percentage
compares with the 93.9 percent
placement record of the previous
year," the report said.
Robert Dahlke, director of
Career Planning and Placement
Services at Stout, said that of those
graduates placed, 82 percent are
working in jobs directly related to
their majors at Stout. Dahlke said
that this means Stout's career-
oriented majors continue to pro-
duce graduates to fill jobs in busi-
ness and industry.
But in writing for the report,
Dahlke acknowledged that stu-
dents had to work harder to secure
employment. "As the recession
deepened, many companies slowed
down or even froze hiring," the
report said. "This trend started in
the spring of 1980 and continued
throughout 1981." As an indication
of this, the report shows that on-
campus recruitment declined by
approximately 22 percent, when
compared with the previous year.
"We still have more than 200
companies coming to campus,"
Dahlke said. He added that the
decline in the number of visits
must be viewed relative to the
previous year, which was a record
high for recruiting. "The kind of
students that come to Stout are
very career minded and want to
work," Dahlke said. They did work
harder in 1981 to find their jobs."
Dahlke also pointed out that Stout
graduates are "flexible" in the kind
of work that they can do. "They
can use their skills in several dif-
ferent job markets," Dahlke said.
"That seems more important in a
tighter job market."
The report shows an even higher
placement rate for graduate stu-
dents. "Graduate programs con-
tinue to do well with a placement
record of 96 percent," Dahlke said.
"This is consistent with the past."
Graduating classes covered in
the report were for December
1979, and May and August 1980.
Enrollment at Stout is 7,458,
according to official figures re-
leased by the University.
The figures, which are submitted
to UW System administration, show
an increase of approximately one-
half of a percent from 7,413 last
According to the University's
enrollment report, admissions con-
trols resulted in a decline of 141
new freshman and 53 under-
graduate transfer students. The
report shows that out-of-state resi-
dents account for 29.8 percent of
the student body and 37.3 percent
of new freshman.
The 1,882 Minnesota residents
enrolled represented 24.4 percent
of the total enrollment, 84.8 per-
cent of the non-resident enrollment
and 31.4 percent of new freshman.
Hall of fame
Nominations are now being ac-
cepted for the University's
Athletic Hall of Fame. The
names of individuals being nomi-
nated should be sent to Michael
Ritland, Chairman; UW-Stout
Hall of Fame; Menomonie, Wis.,
54751, Generally, candidates
nominated should have gradu-
ated from Stout at least 10 years
Paul Goede's gastronomical goodbye
the chef in the kitchen
and in the office
lie is an institution within an institution: Few students
liave been graduated from Stout in the last 16 years
without coming in contact with Paul Goede, Having
built a strong reputation for distinctive dining and good
taste at the University, he retired April 1 at the age of 63.
In his years at Stout, Goede made it his business to
share with the university community a little of the grace
and appreciation for dining that he had acquired from
years of work as a professional chef.
Born the son and grandson of German chefs, Goede
learned the family trade as a boy. (The German spelling
of his name is Goethe.) His parents owned a restaurant
for 40 years and he grew up practiced in the art of
A short, hearty man with snow-white hair and a
friendly disposition, he looks the part of a chef, as if he
were typecast for his role in life. "I love food, and it
shows," he said. At Price Commons, sitting among
volumes of records and computer printouts, it is obvious
that he is a food service manager. But it is the plaques,
certificates, awards and photographs that line his office
walls that hint that the man has had a colorful life.
Before coming to Stout in 1966, Goede had worked
extensively as a chef throughout the upper Midwest
in distinctive restaurants including Mader's German
Bestaurant in Milwaukee and the Edgewater in Madison.
He had a television show in Milwaukee at one time in
which he cooked before a live audience. He was also
active in culinary competitions that gained him an im-
pressive display of awards.
When he came to Stout to interview for his job,
President William J. Micheels made provision to see him
personally because his wife was a fan, so to speak, of
Goede's, having clipped some of his award-winning
recipes from the "New York Times" and the "Chicago
In the interview, President Micheels mentioned that
the University was planning to begin a program in hotel
and restaurant management and asked Goede if he might
teach a few classes as well as take on the duties of food
service director. Goede said he knew he had found a
In his years with Stout, Goede not only taught hotel
and restaurant courses but also completed a degree in
hotel and restaurant management.
Among his special projects at Stout have been dinner
dances for students in the residence halls which he calls
One of his favorite projects was teaching social dining
etiquette to students. At one time, Goede recalls, he ran
a program in which students were sent formal, engraved
invitations with B.S.V.P.'s to an evening dinner. On
arrival, they were greeted with both a feast and a learn-
ing opportunity. "We served a complete meal with
everything from soup to the finger bowl," said Goede.
"The finger bowl often brought the question which
spoon do I use?'" The evening included tips on how
to order, how to handle a napkin, and what to do with
cocktail forks and other special utensils.
Goede noted his interest in the etiquette course began
when he ate at a restaurant with some fraternity men
he advised. "I thought, 'my god, these people are going
out into industry'," he said. "Today our managers and
supervisors have to be able to meet the public." He
said he thought his contribution to their preparation for
such work could include social etiquette.
Goede is known best at Stout for his flair and finesse
with special dining events. He was an adviser to many
of Stout's Haute Cuisine dinners. Recently, he has been
responsible for Stout's festive Elizabethan Chirstmas
Dinner. The meal he prepared for the visiting University
of Wisconsin Board of Begents two years ago left a
While the University may miss the added touch of
flaming cherries jubilee, what Goede will miss most in
retirement is working with students, "That's what I'll
miss, the kids," he said. "I've had a real full life with
the' kids here, I've loved them, they are beautiful."
He said that he tells his wife if they ever need some-
where to go he can always work for one of the students
that he has sent out of the University.
Goede relates many stories about the Stout alumni
that he meets as he tours the country with his consulting
work. "Once I ran through the Chicago airport and a
kid came out of a cocktail lounge and grabbed me,"
Goede said. "I couldn't talk to him then but I promised
that I would stop in on my way back home. When I did
get back, we talked in the bar that he now managed
and I kidded him about the uniforms that the waitresses
were wearing. I knew he must have picked them out."
"It is so fun to walk into hotels in Boston and all over
the country and be recognized by Stout grads," he said.
"Once on a trip to Florida, I boarded a plane and the
hostess came up and gave me a hug. She was a Stout
gl « C !'"
"I'm not retiring, I'm changing careers," Goede said.
He is currently doing consulting work and seminars for
a food company. He said that he and his wife have
been accepted in a society of wine educators and have
already taken one tour through Ohio wineries. Goede
noted that he would like to do occasional traveling but
will continue to live in Menomonie.
"The Lord willing, I would like to put some of the
7,000 to 9,000 recipes I've collected on a computer,"
Coede said. "I forecast (in) the future, there will be no
cookbooks, but rather, computers in every kitchen."
"I am going to enjoy my time off," he said. "I'd like
to get up in the morning with nothing planned and go
to bed half done."
Behind the wrapping
While the wide variety of consumer goods on the market may
make it difficult to choose, the product's package is an indi-
cator of the quality inside, according to Marvin Kufahl,
professor of materials and processes at Stout.
"It is the silent salesman," Kufahl said. "Both insK
outside the package sells quality. A good quality
gives you the impression the manufacturer
Likewise, Kufahl noted, automotive
tools thrown into a plastic bag indicate
less concern and possibly a lesser quality
Kufahl, who is the coordinator of the
packaging program in Stout's School of
Industry and Technology, noted that the
packaging industry is as concerned
about conserving resources as it is in
delivering quality to the consumer.
"Only four tenths of 1 percent of the
nation's oil consumption is used by the
packaging industry," Kufahl said. The
disposable plastic containers thrown
away in homes daily constitutes little
waste for the benefits they bring, he said.
Much packaging material is made of recycled paper, Kufahl
said. "Particularly in the food industry, with cake mix and
cereal boxes and related items," he said.
He said the cosmetic industry is the only one that dis-
continued the use of recycled paper in packaging because it
was not accepted by consumers. "Becycled paper is usually
gray — the gray that you see inside cereal boxes, and people
are particular about buying personal products from a gray
box," Kufahl said.
He noted that fast-food chains often receive criticism for
their extensive use of disposable serving containers, especially
those made from Styrofoam. He said that this practice is not
entirely necessary for the consumer since the package usually
lasts only a few minutes before it is thrown away. In addi-
tion, Styrofoam used in this kind of packaging is not re-
cyclable. Yet, he added, that the cost to the fast-food franchise
is about the same as if they used paper products.
The wave of the future will be flexible packaging, Kufahl
said. One example that is already jjenetraing the market is
milk in a bag. "The recess pouch saves space in the stores
and at home and reduces litter," Kufahl said. He. cited a
school system in central Wisconsin that is buying milk this
way. The school once had a trash can full of cartons after
lunch, but now has one-quarter as much with the pouches.
Half-gallon and quart-size pouches are used with a handle
for storage and handling convenience,
He noted that manufacturers are also working on a "retort
pouch" made of flexible plastic and aluminum that may re-
place the tin can.
According to Kufahl, the packaging field has grown con-
siderably in the last 15 years and continues to be a developing
industry. "Fifteen years ago when something came off the
production line it would go to the packaging department with
orders to package it .' Today, packaging is represented on
new product development committees from the start," he said.
"Today, nothing is shipped unless it is packaged and nothing
in the market is not shipped."
ZITA MCGIVERN GAVIN Dip. 10
is residing at 15 Boyle Place, Fond du
GLADYS BOASE Dip. '14 is resid-
ing at 5132 Thrasher Court, Portage,
INGA W. WALLUM
ALBRECHTSON Dip. '16 is residing at
ALVA A. ELLISON BUSS Dip. '17 is
residing at 1407 N. Salem, Arlington
DORA BAKER HAWSON Dip. '20 is
residing at 233 N. Val Vista Drive
#5721, Mesa, Ariz.
RUTH REID HILL Dip. '22 reports
she is sorry to have missed Stout's
homecoming this year. She is living at
418 W. Matthews Ave., Jonesboro, Ark.
HENRY LIND Dip. '22 is residing at
146 McCready, Louisville, Ky.
WILLIAM II. HAMILTON '27 is re-
siding at 716 Prospect St., Durand.
FRANCIS O. JULIN '31 is residing
at 2800 N.E. 28th St., #1, Lighthouse,
L. G. WINES BS '33, MS '42 is re-
siding at 1947 Chester Lane, Cambria,
PALMER O. BREKKE '38 is residing
at 896 Snowfall Spur, Akron, Ohio.
BETTY MILNES PETERSON '40 is
residing at 220 Fourth St., Lake
GEORGE F. ALT '40 is residing at
9922 Walker House Road #4,
HELEN WILLEMS WHITBECK BS
'41, MS '54 is residing at 8536 W.
Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.
VIOLET BUBLITZ LARSON '42 is
residing at 4011 30th Ave. S.,
VIRGINIA BELL MUNDAY '43 is
residing at 16240 Sand Pedro #82, San
CATHERINE NICK BURTNESS '45
is residing at Woodruff.
MARALYN PROKECH INGWELL
'46 is residing at 547 Westwood Village
II, St. Paul, Minn.
ARTHUR (BUD) MEDTLIE '47 was
named "Citizen of the Year" by the
Menomonie Area Chamber of Com-
HAROLD SATTERLUND '50 is re-
siding at Route 2, New Richmond.
ROBERT GRAY '50 is safety mana-
ger for the Caterpillar Tractor Co.,
BOB MCKAY '50 is vocational di-
rector at St. Louis Park Senior High
School and resides in Minnetonka,
ROBERT G. CHRISTIANSON '50 is
employed as an electronics technician
with the FAA in Palacios, Texas. He
can be reached at 410 Third St.,
JOANNE BUBOLTZ HAGEN '52 is
residing in Los Angeles and is a con-
sultant dietitian in health care
WILLIAM SIREK MS '54 will retire
as director of the Fox Valley Technical
Institute, effective June 30.
CELIA FRITZ LAUSTED '55 has
served on the Governor's Task Force
on the Status of Women and is a sup-
porter of Marital Property Reform
Assembly Bill 370.
WARREN M. MAURER MS '55 has
been appointed manager of material
control and quality analysis at the
Wilton Co., Columbia, Penn.
CYNTHIA SUTTER EBERT BS '58,
MS '68 has been named a member of
the state council of Wisconsin Home
Economists in Elementary and Second-
ary Education and is secretary of the
board of directors of the Ripon Area
Service Center Inc.
ROBERT R. WALLBERG MS '58 has
retired from teaching and is operating
a riding stable in Pine River, Minn.
HERBERT MEHNE BS '59, MS '62
is vocational coordinator and assistant
principal with the Menomonie Public
JIM TOMS '59 has been promoted to
general product manager with the
Honeywell Motor Products Division at
HOLLENBERGER '65 is teaching in
the Fennimore system where she is liv-
ing with her husband and two children.
BONNIE JENNINGS SILVERSTEIN
'65 is residing at 10341 E. Evans #160,
ADONIS SEISER MCLAIN MS '68
won best of division award at an art
exhibit at Lutheran Campus Center,
Middleton, and the opportunity to have
a one-person show at the Center in 1982.
ERRIN BANES BS '68, MS '73 has
purchased a recreation vehicle park in
RUTH EGGERT '70 is a 4-H and
youth agent for the Racine County
CHRISTINER VOLL CHERNIN '70
is a school psychologist in Albany,
Calif., where she and husband Phillip
are restoring a 125-year old Victorian
RAYMOND S. ERSPAMER '71 is the
manager of industrial engineering at
RTE-ASEA Corp., Waukesha.
FAYE LUMSDEN SCHEIL '72 is di-
rector of financial aid at the University
of Dubuque and has been elected
president of the Iowa Association of
Student Financial Aid Administrators.
DALE K. STONEK '72 is a graphic
arts teacher at West Allis Hale High
School and attended the National Print-
ing Equipment and Supply Association
in Pittsburgh, Penn.
RICHARD D. BELL MS '73 has been
appointed director of Children's Court
Services by the Eau Claire County
Board of Supervisors.
The Stout Alumnus
The Stout Alumnus is an official publica-
tion of University of Wisconsin-Stout. It
is published quarterly by the Office of
University Relations and is distributed to
graduates, friends and faculty of the
University. It is entered at the post office
In Menomonie, Wis., as third class matter.
John K. Enger Editor
Carol Richard Ass't. to the Editor
Mary Hlntzman Class Notes
Permission to reproduce articles from the
Stout Alumnus is not required so long as
acknowledgment is given to this publica-
LOUISE S. VANDERWALKER
BERG '73 is a receptionist at the
Arcadia Primary Care Clinic and is an
instructor for a weight control through
behavior modification course at the
PAUL J. AUSLAND '74 is a senior
rehabilitation counselor for Moose
Lake, Minn., Office of Division of
SUSAN FUNK PUTRA '74 is teach- .
ing at Riverside Junior High in
CARL SAFFORD '74 is a police
officer with the Milwaukee Police De-
LARRY COUEY '74 is vice president
of operations and partner in a newly
formed perfume company called
Parfums de Coeur, which headquarters
in Stamford, Conn.
JEFFREY S. MEYER '75 has gradu-
ated from Marquette Law School and
has a general law practice in Milwaukee.
GENE O'CONNELL '75 is marketing
manager for Hillmark Corp. Resides in
FRANK W. SCHNEIDER '75 is the
torpedo division officer aboard the fleet
ballistic missile submarine USS Henry
Clay, homeported in Charleston, S.C.
MARY CATURIA JOSLIN '75 is
head start teacher at the Radisson Head
NAN DUESCHER BAUMGARTNER
'7fi is a home economist in Fond du
Lac County and is working on her
master's at UW-Oshkosh.
VIRGINIA EDGE '76 has been named
executive director of the Wisconsin
Pork Producers Association Coopera-
MANNY MORALEDA '76 is an in-
dustrial arts teacher at Marion High
School and taught a 10-week class on
calligraphy in Manawa.
JIM ODNESS '76 teaches industrial
education at Independence, where he
and his wife reside.
MARY SCHILLING THOMPSON '76
is a freelance home economist and is
teaching microwave cooking classes for
the Fox Valley Technical Institute.
LISA UBBELOHDE '76 was ordained
into the christian ministry at the Colfax
Lutheran Church and will serve as
pastor for the Community Lutheran
Church of Butler, Penn.
THOMAS WAGENER '77 is teaching
auto mechanics at Eleva-Strum High
THOMAS DESTREE '77 is a senior
technical writer/editor with Graphic
Arts Technical Foundation and was a
contributor to a book published by
GATF called "Graphic Arts
Photography: Black and White."
J. TARA BUCHANAN WISDORF 77
is the manager of Tel-Sel Co. Inc., an
industrial sales firm in Minneapolis.
KEITH LARSON '77 is a salesman for
Arrow Building Center in River Falls.
DAVID '78 and ELIZABETH
HARRINGTON HOFFMAN '78 are re-
siding jn St. Paul, Minn., where they
both work for 3M. She is a senior
production control analyst and he is a
pricing specifications analyst.
MARY PLATNER O'CONNOR '78 is
teaching home economics at South
Milwaukee High School.
CARSON TIMBLIN '78 is a senior at
the University of Dubuque and is serv-
ing as student pastor for the Soldier's
Grove, Readstown and North Clayton
United Methodist Churches.
JOHN WIDSTRAND JR. '78 has been
promoted to project engineer with the
Kohler Co. in Kohler, where he re-
sides with his wife and daughter.
JAY ZIRBEL BS '78, MS '81 has been
appointed chairman of the welding de-
partment at Casper College in Casper,
JOHN PRESSLEIN MS '78 is coordi- .
nator of the service trades division at
Northeast Wisconsin Technical Insti-
tute and has been elected director of
the Wisconsin section of the American
Society of Civil Engineers.
WENDA SCHWOCH '78 has been
promoted to research scientist in the
microelectronics section of the systems
and research center of Honeywell Inc.
He resides in Minneapolis.
SUE SEVER FOXWELL MS '78 has
been elected president of the Wisconsin
Home Economics Association.
LEO SCHINDLER '79 has been ap-
pointed to operations officer at the
Menomonie Farmer's Credit Union.
ROGER PAULSON '79 is employed
by De Luxe Check Printers in
Shoreview, Minn., in process control.
LYNN STONE SHOWALTER '79 is a
teacher in general learning disabilities
at Hibbing High School and is an ad-
viser for West Range Youth ARC.
MARY C. COURT '79 is a supervisor
in the group insurance department
for the Allstate Insurance Co. in
This navy-colored silk tie with
the symbolic Stout Tower is now
available through the University
Bookstore. Cost is $13, including
postage and handling. Interested
alumni should contact Bill
Porter at the Bookstore,
Memorial Student Center.
Wisconsin residents must add 48
cents for state sales tax.
MICHAEL DORENDORF '79 has
been selected to teach the GM mini-
coupe training program sponsored by
the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto
PETER J. and KIT HOFFMAN
WERNER '78 are residing in Mankato,
BOB BRIESE is assistant manager
of the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee
where he hosted the annual Milwaukee
gathering of Stout alumni in October.
DANIEL J. PLISZKA BS '80, MS '81
is a safety specialist with Union Carbide
Corp., nuclear division, in Oak Ridge,
JULIE PECINA will be attending the
University of Surrey, England, on a
Rotary Fellowship during the 1982-83
NANCY RYAN GEHRKE BS '80, MS
'81 is teaching home economics and
serving as winter cheerleading coach
at Hustisford High School.
BRIAN CRASS is a salesman with
the Raabe Paint Co. in Wauwatosa.
MARK DOBBS is an industrial arts
teacher at Bartlett High School in
. LESTER HAGEN is an industrial
engineer with Cannon Equipment,
Cannon Falls, Minn.
DANIEL OLSON is an industrial
education instructor at Caledonia
Public Schools, Caledonia, Minn.
JIM HANS is a project engineer with
the Hospital Building and Equipment
Co. in St. Louis, Mo.
MICHAEL A. PIETROWIAK is an
industrial arts teacher with the River
Falls School District.
HENRY II. GILOW ME is a psychol-
ogist in the Winneconne School District.
SHAWN VAN ERT is a rehabilitation
specialist with the International Re-
habilitation Association in Minneapolis.
DIANE K. DIRKSMEYER is assist-
ant manager at Bostwicks in Richland
Center and resides at 125V2 S. Church
JACQUELYN R. STROOT is residing
at 325 H Chapel Ridge Drive,
Hazelwood, Mo., and is a software
quality engineer for McDonnell-
Douglas Corp. in St. Louis.
DIANE GRINNELL is a group
therapist at St. Mary's Hospital in
RONALD SALTZMANN is a sales
engineer with the Intel Corp. in Santa
THOMAS HARMEYER is employed
by I.B.M. Corp. in Tucson, Ariz., as an
RICHARD AMUNDSON is a com-
puting analyst with McDonnell
Douglas Automation of Long Beach,
JILL KINATEDER is a special edu-
cation teacher at Dawson-Boyd School
in Dawson, Minn.
SHARON MCKINNON SCHNEIDER
is teaching special education at
Kaukauna High School.
GARY HEELER is an instructor in
small engine and chassis at Lakeshore
Technical Institute in Cleveland.
GREG A. VALLEY is a service
technician with Kearney and Trecker
Pauline Ksionek to J. MICHAEL
FLOOD '70, Oct. 30, Hayward, Calif.,
where couple resides.
CARLANE J. VON HADEN '73 to
Paul M. Burbey, Oct. 31, Elroy. Couple
resides in Manitowoc.
Mary Lemorande to DAVID II.
OLSON '74, Aug. 8, Oconto Falls.
Couple resides in Chippewa Falls.
LINDA JEAN WIEDENBAUER '75
to David H. Glazer, Sept. 5, Eagle
River, where couple resides.
Diana K. Thomas to DALE J. EHLERS
'75, Oct. 31, Waukesha. Couple resides
in North Prairie.
DEBRA K. ANDERSON '76 to
MICHAEL R. MARTIN '80, Dec. 31,
1980, Menomonie. Couple resides in
Ellen L. Gorman to MICHAEL J.
BODOH '76, Oct. 24, Lebanon. Couple
resides in New London.
Patricia A. Blend to ROBERT
KRAHN '76, Oct. 17, Wauwatosa.
Couple resides in Milwaukee.
LINDA MARIE WALSH '76 to
James E. Scharine, Oct. 17, Kenosha.
Couple resides in Delavan.
CHERYL A. SARG '77 to Michael G.
Pulda, Aug. 29, Racine, where couple
J. TARA BUCHANAN '77 to Donald
Wisdorf, June 20, Mequon. Couple re-
sides in Maple Grove, Minn.
BONNIE ZIEGLER '78 to STEVE
DAVEL '79, Sept. 26, Taylors Falls,
Minn. Couple resides in St. Paul, Minn.
BERNICE VIETH '78 to John
Fromuth, Sept. 5, Ontario. Couple re-
sides in Atlantic Highlands, N.J.
JUDY P. MYIIRA '78 to Johnny E.
Smith, Nov. 28, Iola. Couple resides in
JANICE HAYES KOCH '78 to
Robert O'Neil, Aug. 1, Racine, where
the couple resides.
ANN MARIE APPLETON '78 to
AREND A. STAM '78, Sept. 5, Oshkosh.
NANCY F. THOMPSON '78 to John
Zavodny, Oct. 3, Boyceville, where the
SUSAN MARIE FELLOWS '79 to
MARK ALLEN GREENWAY '79, Sept.
19, Rochester, Minn. Couple resides in
RENEE S. FINDER '79 to Thomas
Surdick, Aug. 15, Menomonie. Couple
resides in Watertown.
VICTORIA L. HANCOCK '79 to W.
Leonard Ayres, Sept. 4, Los Angeles.
Couple resides in Northridge, Calif.
HEIDI HASSELQUIST '79 to Thomas
Van, Aug. 8, Mauston. Couple resides
Carol L. Mitchell to MICHAEL J.
KORNACKI '79, Aug. 29, Defiance,
Ohio. Couple resides in Dayton, Ohio.
CINDY PAULSON '79 to MARK
KIRSCHLING '80, Sept. 19, Gillett.
Couple resides in Fond du Lac.
KIM MARIE RUBSAM '79 to James
W. Krier, Oct. 11, Menomonee Falls.
Couple resides in Dallas.
JEAN MARIE ZEMBINSKI '79 to
Kurt S. Duch, Oct. 10. Couple resides
Karin Ann Wilde to GREGORY LEE
BERRY '80, Sept. 5, Thompson. Couple
resides in La Crosse.
Jacqueline J. Piguet to STEVEN J.
BOHMAN '80, Sept. 26, Marshfield.
Couple resides in Savage, Minn.
SUSAN KAY DAVIS '80 to Mark T.
Hyllested, Aug. 15, Rice Lake, where
the couple resides.
TERRY ANNE DONGARRA '80 to
DAVID MARK KARLMAN '80, Sept.
19, Janesville. Couple resides in West
NANCY RYAN BS '80, MS '81 to
JOHN GEHRKE '80, Sept. 5, Menomonie.
Couple resides in Fox Lake.
Susan Kay Kersten to ROBERT C.
GAFFNEY '80, Oct. 10, Marshall.
Couple resides in Sun Prairie.
JODY MILLER '80 to ROBERT
BONSEN '78, Sept. 5, Hopkins, Minn.
Couple resides in Golden Valley, Minn.
TERESA A. MURPHY '80 to Michael
Snyder, June. Couple resides in New
SARA L. OLSON '80 to Steve A.
Jubert, Sept. 26, Green Bay, where
JOANN KAY RUFENER '80 to
Michael J, Huber, Oct. 3, Monroe.
Couple resides in Chicago.
NANCY JOAN TEICHEN '80 to
JAMES R. BROOK '79, Aug. 9,
Elmhurst, 111. Couple resides in
Karen Ann Olejniczak to PETER G.
VERBETEN '80, Aug. 21, DePere.
Couple resides in Jeffersonville, Ind.
DONNA JEAN WALTER '80 to
RANDY CURTIS KUPPER '80, Oct. 31.
Couple resides in New Brighton, Minn.
DEBRA JEAN WOHLERS '80 to Isaac
Moon Andrews, Sept. 11, Appleton,
where couple resides.
ANNE-MARIE FLAGSTAD '81 to
Michael V. Walker, Aug. 21, Superior.
Couple resides in Baton Rouge, La.
NANCY ANNETTE FUNK '81 to
JOHN MICHAEL GARDNER 81, Aug.
1, Janesville. Couple resides in Tampa,
LYNNE ROSE KOMP '81 to
MICHAEL JOHN GROSS '81, July 11,
Hubertus. Couple resides in Milwaukee.
Laurie Jane Seubert to MICHAEL
JAMES ROCK '81, Oct. 17, Rozellville.
Couple resides in Stratford.
A son, April 9, to David and
PATRICIA KANGAS BLOSHENKO
'69, Air Force Academy, Colorado.
A son, Timothy Francis, Oct. 28, to
Terry and MARGY WOOD INGRAM
BS '70, MS '76, Menomonie.
A son, Lane Charles, to HERB BS
'69, MS '71 and Glenda CARLSON,
Fort Collins, Colo.
A daughter, Courtney Anne, Sept. 24,
to CHARLES '71 and Carol PYTLARZ,
Lake Zurich, 111.
A son, Brent Andrew, May 9, to RAY
'71 and Debbie ERSPAMER,
A son, Derrick Ryan, June 2, to
Leonard and CAROL BLACHOWIAK
KRZEWINA '73, Wausaukee.
A son, Scott Michael, June 21, to
TODD '75 and DEBORAH WERTII
HAMMOND '73, Oelwein, Iowa.
A son, Andrew Damon, Sept. 4, to
DENNIS '73 and KATHY DAMON
BECHER '73, Appleton.
A daughter, Stephanie Lynn, Sept.
15, to CLIFTON BS '74, MS '78 and
Margaret BEYER, Sault Sainte Marie,
A son, Michael Daniel, Sept. 9, to
Daniel and KATHLEEN PLOOSTER
JOHNSON '75, Maple Grove, Minn.
A son, Charles, June 8, to GENE
O'CONNELL '75, Milwaukee.
A daughter, Carly Ann, June 12, to
JIM '76 and SHEILA HABECK
NELSON '76, Des Moines, Iowa.
A son, Aaron Gordon, Aug. 12, to
Steve and DEBBIE AINSWORTH
BARTZ '76, Seymour.
A daughter, Jennifer Marie, Sept. 24,
to STEVEN GANS '76, Milwaukee.
A son, Brent Robert, April 18, to
Patrick and BONNIE SCHOOL
COSTELLO '77, Appleton.
A daughter, Rebecca Lynn, Sept. 28,
to Ken and MARY DIRKZWAGER
FORD '77, St. Paul, Minn.
A son, Dana William, Dec. 5, 1980,
to KAREN KETTLEWELL
HARRINGTON MS '78, Laramie, Wyo.
A son, Matthew David, Feb. 2, to-
DAVID '80 and PHOEBE SCHNEIDER
DUFFY '80, Plymouth, Minn.
BESSIE PECK Dip. '06, 96, Nov. 5,
BESSIE SANDS MACDONALD Dip.
'15, Oct. 1, Sheboygan.
RALPH G. PAGE Dip. '15, St. Paul,
HORTENSE SEAMAN Dip. '17,
March, Mt. Horeb.
INEZ NELSON WOLFE class of '19,
91, June 17, Algoma.
ARLENE SCHMITZ KLINGLER Dip.
'22, May 17, Snohomish, Wash.
HARRY P. BUBOLTZ BS '28, MS
'44, Aug. 3, Kansas City, Mo.
ELIZABETH WILLIAMS HANSON
'30, 73, Dec 5, Harlingen, Texas.
HAROLD SILVIUS '30, 73, Aug, 13,
WALTER E. O'JAY '32, Sept. 13,
GERTRUDE LOTWIN ROSENFIELD
'35, 67, Nov. 26, Bethesda, Md.
ALFRED E. JOHNSON '39, 80, Oct.
14, Roseville, Minn.
JAMES BREITZMAN '40, 63, Jan. 10,
New Port Richey, Fla.
MARY GAUVIN KIRKBY '43, 59,
Dec, 6, Whitefish Bay.
HOWARD HEIGL BS '53, MS '56, 58,
STERLING R. PROUTY '67, Colbert,
DANIEL STARK '79, June 1, Mauston.
Stout names new alumni relations officer
A new administrator for
Alumni Relations lias been
appointed at Stout. She is Pat
Reisinger, who will carry the
title of assistant director of
Development and Alumni
Reisinger is a Stout gradu-
ate, having received her
bachelor's degree here in 1961
and her master's degree in
1967. Reisinger's undergrad-
uate degree is in home eco-
nomics education and lier
graduate degree is in cloth-
ing and textiles.
In her new position,
Reisinger will be responsible
for initiating, planning and
conducting all alumni events
of the University. She will
supervise alumni records and
will be involved in recruiting
volunteers. She will also be
involved in alumni fund-
Reisinger told the Stout
Alumnus that she hopes to
create greater involvement of
students now enrolled at
Stout. She also wants greater
involvement with faculty
members. "I hope faculty
members will feel a part of
alumni activities," she said.
"I will be working with
faculty to develop programs
for alumni." Reisinger added
that anyone interested in
doing volunteer work for
Stout should contact her
Reisinger's background in-
cludes extensive teaching ex-
perience in schools through-
out Wisconsin. Since 1977,
she has taught home eco-
nomics for grades seven and
eight in Menomonie.
Class works to build own airplane
There is no room for error by stu-
dents enrolled in Dan Massopust's
class. Massopust teaches a three-
credit course at Stout titled
"Aircraft Construction Workshop."
The 15 students enrolled in the
course are assembling what will be
a fully-flyable aircraft, with most
parts made from scratch.
"I'm teaching them how to work
together and I'm teaching them
craftsmanship, because there is no
compromise here at all, everything
has to be perfect," Massopust said.
"They're going to be flying this
thing and you can't pull off to the
side of the road when you're 3,000
feet in the air."
"Every single part in the air-
plane is made by hand from raw
material," he said. "It is not a kit
airplane. All jigs have been made
by hand. Most of the metal has
been cut out by hand. All wood-
work has been formed."
According to Massopust, the
engine will be constructed from
parts salvaged from airplane
Massopust added that students
have made numerous design
changes from the aircraft's proto-
type, which is called Acro-II.
Work on the aircraft is taking
place in Stout's manufacturing
laboratory, which is capable of
housing industrial-size operations.
Massopust explained that air-
craft construction is a useful tool
to teach a variety of different sub-
jects such as metal work, wood-
work, hydraulics, aluminum work,
riveting, and even interior design
Massopust added that because
quality is so critical in aircraft
construction, it is difficult to as-
sign grades. "I cannot grade them
on the quality of the work," he
said. "All the work has to be A
quality. They are not allowed to
turn in anything less than perfect."
Instead, Massopust explained, he
grades students on hours they put
into the workshop. For example,
students are required to put in a
minimum of six hours a week to
earn a C. Additional hours will
be added up and divided between
A and B grades for the course.
Students rotate jobs so that each
gets experience on various aspects
of aircraft construction.
The class has been proving ex-
tremely popular at Stout. Its 15
participants were chosen from
some 35 applicants who sub-
mitted essays on how they could
benefit from the program. "I
wanted to find people from all dis-
ciplines (majors)," Massopust said.
"I tried to pick people from (nearly)
every discipline we have at Stout
to prove to myself that everyone
can benefit from this." In addi-
tion to students from technically
oriented majors at Stout, Massopust
has in his course such unlikely
majors as a nursing student (from
UW-Eau Claire), who is interested
in air ambulance service; and other
students studying fashion mer-
chandising and interior design.
Massopust is teaching the course
as an independent study project to
earn credit toward a master of
science degree from Stout in voca-
tional education. He and his
brother are also the project's
"sponsor," meaning that they pro-
vide the finances for parts and
keep the finished plane. Massopust
estimates they have invested .about
$13,000 so far in the aircraft and
will need about another $2,000 to
finish it. Construction on the unit
started at Messmer High School in
Milwaukee, where Massopust re-
cently taught; it will be completed
at Stout this semester. The finished
product will be a 21-foot biplane
with a 23-foot wingspan, With a
145-horsepower engine, the 875-
pound plane is designed for per-
forming aerobatics. It will hold
Massopust said that as construc-
tion on the plane nears completion,
a second plane, using a different
design, will be started but not
finished during this semester.
Charles Yost, director of the
manufacturing laboratory, said he
made a portion of his facility
available to Massopust because the
technologies associated with air-
craft construction are the same as
those found in other manufactur-
ing operations. "This is also the
same quality concept that we are
attempting to develop daily in
our (student) manufacturing engi-
neers," Yost said. "The concepts
used here are precisely the same
as those used by manufacturing
The 10,000-square foot manu-
facturing laboratory, where the
construction is taking place, is the
largest educational facility of its
kind in Wisconsin, according to
students following plans
People You Know
A request to hear from families
who have had several genera-
tions attend Stout brought its
first response. Lawrence Decker
'48, writes that his uncles
George Decker '28 (one of Stout's
Distinguished Alumni recipients)
and Harold Decker 13, began
the Stout connection. Brothers
Fred Decker '29 and Gerald
"Huek" Decker '35, continued
the connection. A nephew,
Lawrence Olson RS '67, MS '68
and two children, Hubert Decker
(early 70s) and Mariann Decker
(late 7()'s). also attended Stout.
The Decker family involvement
with Stout spans three genera-
tions --are there others? Write
to the Alumni office.
* # 8
David P. Barnard '46, Stout's
dean of Learning Kosourccs, an-
nounces the 17th annual Edu-
cational Media and Technology
Conference on the Stout campus,
July 19-21. Featured speakers
include Elizabeth Young, presi-
dent of the Public Service
Satellite Corp., and Dianne
McAfee Williams, director of
the Bureau of Instructional
Programs, in the Library Services
Division of the Wisconsin De-
partment of Public. Instruction.
The. conference includes an ex-
tensive series of workshops, dis-
plavs and demonstrations by
exhibitors, and the annual
"Piggus Hoastum" picnic. For
more information, write to
« * #
Mark your calendar lor July 29
through Aug. 1. Those are the
dales of the first Alumni Col-
lege at Stout. Sponsored by
the Alumni office and the Con-
tinuing Education office, Alumni
College is an excellent oppor-
tunity for alumni and their fami-
lies to return to campus for edu-
cational classes, recreation and
relaxation. A special daily pro-
gram for children of all ages is
included. Educational work-
shops include topics such as
photograph)' technique, basics
of microcomputers, tourism,
Scandinavian cooking, wood
turning, robotics and many
others. Lodging and meals on
campus will be included. Alumni
will be receiving a detailed
brochure on the Alumni College
in the near future or may write
to the Stout Alumni office.
FORE!!! The first Stout Alumni
Golf Tournament will be held
on July 31. Duffers at all levels
are invited to tee off with class-
mates and staff from Stout for
what we hope will become an
annual event. Full details, such
as location, cost and prizes, will
be coming in the mail. Start
polishing your putters. Men and
women are invited to participate.
Madison-area alumni will gather
on April 1 for a reception with
Chancellor Robert Swanson '49,
and Alumni Director Pat
Heisinger '61. The reception is
scheduled in conjunction with
the Wisconsin Association of
Vocational and Adult Education
(WAVAE) convention. This re-
ception will be at the Concourse
Hotel in Madison from 5-7 p.m.
All area alumni are invited to
attend. Orv Nelson '56 has been
involved in planning the event.
Chicago-area alumni will have a
chance to meet with Chancellor
Robert Swanson and Alumni
Director Pat Reisinger in late
April. A special invitation is
going to all area alumni. Bill
Whitniore 79, is completing
plans for the event.
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